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General Koenig ( -1880)


1880 Obituary [1]

By the death of General Koenig, which took place suddenly at Petersburg on the 17th ult., Russia has lost one of its foremost and best railway engineers.

The deceased, who began railway life as a civil engineer in the construction of the Nicolai (St. Petersburg and Moscow) Railway, thirty-five years ago, after occupying various positions of trust, was appointed to the directorship of the Moscow Nijni line in 1862, and in 1866 to that of the Nicolia Railway, which position he held at his death.

He was not only distinguished for the talent and administrative ability which had long made him one of the best authorities on rail way matters in the empire; but his gentlemanly manner and kindness of disposition endeared him to all who had the advantage of his acquaintance, so that his death, which, as we have said, occurred suddenly, caused quite a panic, as well among all the employees of the railway as the general public, and his memory was honoured by his funeral being made the grandest and most imposing ceremony ever witnessed in St. Petersburg in connexion with a citizen.


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